3rd annual

GEORGE WASHINGTON OPEN
February 23-25 or 24-25, 2018
Westin Tysons Corner, Falls Church, VA

 

US Chess Junior Grand Prix
February 23-25 or 24-25                                              Virginia
            Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 100 (enhanced)
3rd annual George Washington Open. 5 round Swiss, 40/100, SD/30, d10 (2-day option, rds 1-2 G/60, d10), Westin Tysons Corner, 7801 Leesburg Pike (VA-7), Falls Church, VA 22043 (from the east, take I-66W to VA-7, from other directions, take I-495 to VA-7).  Free parking, free shuttle to Tysons Corner Center and Metro. 25 minutes drive from Washington, 50 minutes from Baltimore.
 

$15,000 GUARANTEED PRIZE FUND


      Major Section
(1800/up): $1800-900-500-300, clear or tiebreak 1st $100 bonus, top U2300/Unr $600-300.   
      Under 2100 Section:
$1200-600-300-200, top Under 1900 (no Unr) $600-300.
      Under 1800 Section:
$1200-600-300-200, top Under 1600 (no Unr) $500-250.
      Under 1500 Section:
$1000-500-250-150, top Under 1300 (no Unr) $400-200.
      Under 1200 Section:
$600-300-150-100.

Unrated may not win over $100 in U1200, $200 U1500, $400 U1800; balance goes to next player(s) in line.


MIXED DOUBLES BONUS PRIZES: best male/female 2-player team combined score among all sections: $400-200. Team must average under 2200; may play in different sections; register (no extra fee) by 2 pm 2/24. Prize limits do not apply to mixed doubles.

 

Top 4 sections entry fee: $108 online at chessaction.com by 2/21, 3-day $113, 2-day $112 if check mailed by 2/14, $120 at site (no checks, credit cards OK) until 1 hour before round 1 or online until 2 hours before round 1.


Under 1200 Section entry fee: All $40 less than top 4 sections entry fee.


All sections:
Re-entry $50, not available to go from Major to Major. GMs, IMs & WGMs free in Major; $100 deducted from prize.  


Special 1 year USCF dues with paper magazine if paid with entry. Online at chessaction.com, Adult $35, Young Adult $22, Scholastic $15.  Mailed, phoned or paid at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Scholastic $17. USCF membership required.

 

Foreign player rating info     Prizewinner tax info     CCA electronic devices policies


3-day schedule:
Reg. ends Fri 6 pm, rds. Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 am & 5 pm, Sun 10 am & 3:15 pm.
2-day schedule:
Reg. ends Sat. 10 am, rds Sat 11 am, 2 pm & 5 pm, Sun 10 am & 3:15 pm.

Half point byes: OK all, limit 2, Open must commit before rd 2, others before rd 3.


Hotel rates:
$104-104, 1-866-716-8108, reserve by 2/9 or rate may increase. 

Room sharing: Post a request to share a room on the USCF "All Things Chess" Forum.  If you have difficulty posting, email your request to Continental Chess and we will post it for you.

Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, AWD D657633, or reserve car online through chesstour.com.

Ratings:  February official USCF rating list used.  Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated.  FIDE ratings not used for US players. 

Entry: chessaction.com or Continental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham NY 10803. $15 service charge for refunds. Questions: www.chesstour.com, www.chesstour.info, 347-201-2269. Entries posted at chessaction.com (online entries posted instantly). 

 

BRING SET, BOARD, CLOCK IF POSSIBLE- NONE SUPPLIED. 

BLITZ TOURNAMENT Saturday 9:30 pm, enter by 9:15 pm.


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